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government had asked the united states to investigate the deceased brother, tamerlan tsarnaev back in 2001 and the fbi did, in fact, interview the family and him and look into his background. peter doocy is following that story in washington. what did the fbi do back then? >> heather, the fbi says they spoke to suspect number two, tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago at the request of a foreign government who thought he might have possible extremist ties. the fbi combed through databases looking at phone calls, internet activity, travel history, known associates. they also say they did interview tamerlan and some family members, although at this point we don't know which ones and after all that, they found nothing. at the beginning of 2011, he was clean. no evidence of terror activity, foreign or domestic. so case closed. although the fbi did tell this foreign government who reached out that if any further concerns came up, check back in and they would circle back with this amateur boxer in boston. but this foreign government never did check back in. although we have interesting information to
about these guys. >> well, they were opposite. the older one tamerlan was approachable but had a serious demeanor opposed to his younger brother more outgoing and he had a lot of friends. but it was nothing alarming they weren't socially awkward at all. more so tamerlan having a more serious demeanor, still wasn't anything alarming about him. just the way he carried himself. he did have friends. you can talk to him. and if you went up to him he would smile and speak to you and ask how you're doing. and two brothers being different they -- they still at the end of the day were positive people in that, you know, not now, but at one point they cared about people. they cared about this country. they cared about life. they respected it. >> those no signs of this violence or hate we've seen so much about since learning whot two are? nudge something. >> number none. none whosoever. i would see tamerlan after high school at the gym where he trained for boxing and at the supermarket. he was fine, cool, smile. woe ask how you're doing. but then i just i think the last time i saw him two, three yea
, the fbi knew about tamerlan tsarnaev as far back as 2011. and can anything be done to prevent these kinds of attacks in a free society? [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> judge jeanine: could the boston bombings have been prehe vented. the fbi admits that they spoke with the older brother in 2011 at the request of most likely the russian government who wore relationshipped that tamerlan the older brother was a follower of radical islam. so, did someone drop the ball? with us, former fbi special agent on the bin laden unit, jack and joining him is the assistant director of the fbi counter terrorism division terry joins us from san francisco. i will start with you terry. is someone in trouble here? >> judge, we will
in it's a region with deep ties to extremism. authorities are investigating tamerlan's trip to russia and his posting of videos on the internet when he came back. john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations joinses as he does every sunday. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> the chechnyan terrorists have the blood of hundreds on their hands. are they a threat to us? >> potentially they are. that's an important question for investigators to answer, not because of anything having to do with their desire from chechnyan nndz froneppedzindependence frot because ove many chechnyan actis are radicalized. now their terrorist activities are in places as diverse as throughout the middle east and afghanisn, having nothing to do with russia about having to do with islamic extremism. that's a working hypothesis, something we ought to be investigating. >> there are reports that the chechnyn rebels are denying any link with the brothers, saying their war is with russia, not the u.s. how does that play out if this is indeed the case? >> there are two moti
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